Norco Truax Team Freeride Full Suspension

Norco Truax Team Freeride Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: 2012 Truax Team frame
  • Fork: Fox 36 180 Talas RC 2
  • Rims: SUN Equalizer 29 welded w/eyelets
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 26x2.35 Wire
  • Spokes: DT competition butted spokes

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USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 29, 2011]
jb
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Solid spec; Awesome descender; Surprisingly good climber

Weakness:

Interrupted seat tube means I can't get my Reverb low enough to use its full stroke; cable routing under downtube leaves it vulnerable; prefer single ring and guide to front derailleur; touch heavy but what do you expect?

You expect a 7 inch bike to descend and the Truax does not disappoint. But what is surprising is how good it climbs and handles tighter, old school technical singletrack. We A/B tested with my friend's Carbon Nomad and we both agreed the Truax was a better climber (even though it was 5 pounds heavier and had a bigger front chainring). Had planned on keeping my Blur LT as a more XC friendly bike, but have since sold it as I prefer riding the Truax on all rides.

Expensive, but a lot cheaper than a dedicated XC rig and a DH bike -- and I don't feel like I'm compromising too much on either.

Similar Products Used:

Santa Cruz Blur LT and Nomad; Transition Preston; Rocky Mountain Slayer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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